UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)

Ms Marta Jenkala

Ms Marta Jenkala

Senior Teaching Fellow



Joined UCL
1st Oct 2001

Research summary


Teaching summary

SEEU1001 - Ukrainian Language Level 1 (BA)

SEEU2001/ SEEU2002 - Ukrainian Language Level 2a- Comprehension/ Ukrainian Language Level 2b - Production (BA)

SEEU4001/ SEEU4002 - Ukrainian Language Level 3a - Comprehension/ Ukrainian Language Level 3b - Production (BA)

SEESGE79 - New Language: Ukrainian (MA)

SEESGE69 - Intermediate Language: Ukrainian (MA)


Marta Jenkala is Senior Teaching Fellow in Ukrainian at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies, where she has taught since 1999. She was previously External Examiner in Ukrainian at SSEES (1993-99). Marta’s connections with UCL and SSEES go back to her student days, when, in addition to studying for a BA Honours Degree in French and Linguistics at UCL, she attended Ukrainian language and literature classes at SSEES (given by the late Victor Swoboda). She also holds a PGCE in secondary education and an MA in Second Language Learning and Teaching from Birkbeck College, London.

Marta teaches Ukrainian language on all undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and also Ukrainian culture and translation studies. She is currently coordinator for postgraduate language teaching, and language coordinator for the Centre for East European Language-Based Area Studies (CEELBAS). She also teaches Ukrainian language courses for the Ukrainian Studies Programme at the Slavonic Department, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, University of Cambridge.

Her particular interests include issues in teaching Ukrainian grammar and the development of Ukrainian language teaching materials, which she publishes on her language portal www.ukrainianlanguage.org.uk. She has published articles and reviews relating to Ukrainian language and culture, and is an experienced examiner, translator and editor.